Calculates the standard deviation for a field over a set of events. The result is returned in a field named _stddev

ParameterTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
asstringfalse_stddevName of output field.
fieldstringtrue Field to extract a number from and calculate standard deviation over. [a]

[a] When you provide only one parameter, the implied parameter is field

Examples

Find the standard deviation of bytes send in http responses

humio
stdDevBytes := stdDev(field=bytes_sent)